News-Antique.com - Sep 29,2015 - IOLA, Wis. — Freshly updated and fully-illustrated with thousands of full-color images, the new 2016 Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide offers collectors a wealth of details and market prices across more than 150 of the most popular collecting interests. America’s best-selling collectibles reference book is back to help buyers and sellers correctly and efficiently identify more than 4,300 unique pieces of fine art and collectibles – the only fully-illustrated general price guide on the market today.
“To collectors, nothing makes up for the ability to see a collectible in order to get a sense of what makes it special and valuable in today’s market,” said editor Eric Bradley. “Our staff scours the entire market seeking out hot collecting categories and best sellers and secures more than 4,300 high-definition images so there is no confusion over what’s selling and what’s not.”
Each of the more than 4,300 listings in this guide provides details that aid in proper identification, and in some cases, a better understanding of the history, of an item. Identifying information such as design elements, shape, size and color, accompanies vetted values recently paid at auction and color photographs in each listing. In some instances listings also include brief details about the provenance of an item.
Joining the traditional collecting categories such as art, ceramics, glass, furniture, silver and toys, among many others always found within this identification and price guide, the 2016 edition also introduces the addition of these new categories: Hunting and fishing collectibles, luxury goods, and vintage Star Wars action figures.
Adding to the depth of collecting advice and category introductions in this guide is the new ‘Inside Intel’ feature, which includes market insights from a variety of industry experts. “Top Lots” document market-topping prices and fresh records and informative articles give unparalleled context into emerging collecting categories.
Five-time editor of the Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, Eric Bradley is a public relations specialist for Heritage Auctions and author of “Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff,” “Picker's Pocket Guide - Signs: How to Pick Antiques Like a Pro,” and “Picker’s Pocket Guide – Toys: How to Pick Antiques Like a Pro.”